Beach Scene

I was excited to see the challenge with Just Add Ink as it is all about the beach. I have been to two beaches in my life and both were enjoyable. I was also happy to see the As You See It Challenge is all about my favorite card to send.

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I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to go with it. The stamp set is Beach Happy by Stampin Up. I used all Gina K Designs supplies and inks for the card. The ink colors are: Coral Reef, Tangerine Twist, Wild Dandelion, Key Lime, Blue Lagoon, Plum Punch, Kraft, Sandy Beach, Black Amalgam. The cardbase Coral Reef.

I added sparkle to each of the palm leaves and the bag. This was fun to create.

I love creating general uplifting cards. Those are always a fun card to send. If this is sent near an occasion, I will place those greetings inside. I often send these to a friend who is going through a rough time in life. Another reason I like these kinds of cards is that the person is not expecting it. They get a fun surprise in their mailbox.

Fabulous Florets

I pulled out an older set of my Mother’s to make this card for the As You See It Challenge.

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This is an SU set from the 2011 Occasions Mini, meaning Spring Catalog. I thought this flower sprig would be easy to use for this challenge. My original idea was to space the flowers apart, cut into three parts, than have flower panels on the card front. Well, I didn’t get them spaced far enough, so I left them be. The red flower is all Poppy Parade, both ink pad and marker. The center flower is stamped in Gina K Designs Peach Bellini, with the marker used SU Grapefruit Grove. The third flower is stamped in GKD Sweet Mango with the Mango Melody marker. The stamp seemed to have a rough part in the center of one of the leaves, so I used the marker to help fill it in. I used the sentiment from the set for the greeting centering it in the flowers, stamped in Memento Black ink.

The white is Hobby Lobby heavy weight cardstock, die cut with The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle die, layered on a piece of SU Grapefruit Grove. The cardbase is MFT Poppy, which is the perfect match for Poppy Parade.

I added sparkle to the flowers, but that never shows in the photo. I like the colors, but really wanted to add green. Thanks for looking.

Masculine Speed Stamping

I found cardstock in the challenge colors, made a plan, and began creating.

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I set the timer on my phone, beginning at zero. When finished, it said 08:18:19. Like the challenge says, it is not a masterpiece. I do have 2 masculine birthdays this month as I am sure this will be fine for one of them.

I used all Stampin Up product for this card. The cardstock is from the Neutrals pack. I know the cardbase is Early Expresso along with the ink. The top layer is Crumb Cake. I added a layer behind the stamped layer which I think is Sahara Sand. Stamp sets used are Sky is the Limit for the greeting and clouds, Moon Lake for the canoe and tree stamp, and High Tide for the birds.

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You’re So Tweet!

My card is for the As You See It Challenge. It is a color challenge of Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green, and Pineapple Punch all SU colors.

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The colors reminded me of a tropical place, so I used the Toucan Do It set by Catherine Pooler Designs with these cute tropical birds. I stamped my images on Gina K Designs Artist’s Choice cardstock with Versamark Black Onyx ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Each image was colored with the SU markers that matched the challenge color list and I added Tombow orange colored markers for the beaks and flowers. The gems are from The Paper Studio and a Crafter’s Companion Sparkle pen was used to add a bit of sparkle to the leaves and flowers.

I enjoyed this challenge using product that I owned.

Love What you Do

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I worked on the As You See It speed challenge. It took a total of 7 minutes and 25 seconds. The cardbase was laying there scored, so I used it.

The stamp set used is SU Love What You Do. I used Lawn Fawn Blue Jay ink for the flower and greeting, Forget-me-Not for the background wash. Since this set had a stamp that was basically a wash of color, it made this challenge a lot easier. I tried using an ornament set with a punch. Stamping the ornament and punching it out took eight minutes, then there was a greeting, so I was out of time on that one. I will most likely finish it at a slower pace.

Trees for All Seasons

This is for the Lovely as a Tree challenge at As You See It.

I stamped the smaller tree from The Giving Tree by Gina K Designs in Warm Cocoa on four small panels layered over a piece of Warm Cocoa card stock.The set has elements to depict all seasons. I stamped the snowflake using a Summer Sky marker by Memento. The other inks I used are by Gina K Designs – Bubblegum Pink  for the Spring flowers, Jelly Bean Green for the Summer Leaves and Tangerine Twist for the Autumn Leaves. The sentiment was stamped on white in Warm Cocoa layered on a Warm Cocoa mat.

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Tree Challenge Card Three

This is my last card for the tree challenge. This one uses Lovely as a Tree by Stampin Up, with a greeting from Maymay Made it, From All of Us.

Tree Challenge Three All the Best

The greeting lends itself to be used for most all occasions. This seems like a masculine card to me, as it is mostly brown tones. The cardstock is Naturals White and Early Expresso from Stampin Up. The ink used is Memento Expresso Truffle. I even pulled out my Stamp-a-ma-jig as this set is on wood block. This was my one of my mother’s well loved sets. This is probably the second time I have pulled it out. I seek Split Coast Stampers for inspiration with this set as it has been available for 20 years.

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Tree Challenge Card Two

Another tree card that was completed today. I am still using Thoughtful Branches and the greeting is from Autumn Wishes, by Gina K Designs. I had so much fun stamping the leaves in Autumn colors. I used Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn inks for the leaves and Memento ink for the branches and greeting. I am enjoying pulling out older sets to use along with the combination of inks and papers.

Tree Card Two Autumn

The cardstock used is Stampin Up Naturals White and Early Expresso. This will be entered in the As You See It Challenge.

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Tree challenge Card 1

I have been making tree cards today. Here is the first one:

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

I used SU Thoughtful Branches for the trees, ground, and birds. The sentiment came from The Stamps of Life, lights4Christmas set. I had to perform stamp surgery on the sentiment as I needed it stacked.